What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “damaged”?. Broken? Unloved? Useless?
I just finished posting a blog post and here I am starting another one. This never happens to me. I’m about to show my age but I just discovered Spotify today. Lol.
Yes, I know… the horror! Anyways I have music playing in the background on my phone as I write this. As the songs shuffle I’m brought back to different years and reminded how much I enjoy the band “Paramore”.
As the songs shuffle theres one word that keeps sticking out to me, “damaged”. So many people including myself refer to themselves as “damaged”.
Follow this link here to read about my mental health story. If you have looked at my mental health story then you would know why I refer to myself as “broken “.
Maybe this post is for me, I’d like to think it’s for whomever is reading it. Anyway I am here to say you are NOT broken!. Life is full of experiences, some good while others can be just down right shitty.
Either way, it’s your experiences that make you who you are. How you handle them and move forward says a lot about your character.
Ways others may consider me damaged
I’m not naive, I’m aware I have a lot of work to do with myself personally. I tend to people please, I get really bad anxiety, my mental health is all over the place.
I’m extremely sensitive to different textures, sounds and smells. The way some people pronounce certain words drives me up the wall (ie libeary).
I swear I have a point to this post. So why am I sharing some of my faults with you?. Well for one thing I’ve said from the beginning I would be honest with you. Second reason is to show that “damaged” does NOT mean useless or worthless.
Never be afraid to pick up the pieces and put them back together, this is how we learn and move forward. If we never took risks or made mistakes we would never have the chance to learn and move forward.
So what’s my point?
This is my point; You are not your past mistakes, or mental illness,. People change and they grow. You may be one thing and in a couple years be completely different.
Don’t be afraid to embrace what makes you different. Seriously a rainbow would be pointless if it was all one color.
okay, I’m done. Lol.
Till next time,